Light Trades, Isolated Showers Today
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island waters from 6:00 p.m. Friday through 6:00 a.m. Saturday for northeast winds up to 20 knots with higher gusts. Rough seas of 5 to 10 feet are also forecasted. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**
Today, Friday, January 9, 2015
Trade winds are expected today from 10 to 15 mph. Windward and mauka areas are forecasted to be partly cloudy with just isolated showers. Leeward spots across the Big Island should get lots of morning sunshine. As the land heats up, sea breezes are expected to develop which will lead to afternoon cloud cover and possible isolated showers. Hazy skies are expected in the afternoon for parts of the Big Island (see UHSOEST vog model above). High temperatures should fall in the range of 77° to 83°.
Sunrise: 6:57 a.m.
Sunset: 5:58 p.m.
UV index at 5 (“moderate” exposure level)
Partly cloudy skies and isolated showers are expected for windward and mauka areas. Leeward spots may be cloudy to start but are expected to clear as the land breeze takes hold. Northeast winds are expected from 10 to 15 mph. Low temperatures are forecasted from 65° to 71° degrees.
Moonrise: 10:04 p.m.
Moonset: 10:31 a.m. on Jan. 10
Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.
Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3
Light southeast flow is expected for the weekend resulting in land and sea breezes over the islands and periods of vog and haze. A very gradual increase in moisture is expected towards the end of the week, still it should be drier than normal. Temperatures will also gradually warm through the rest of the week.
Almanac for Hilo Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 91° / Set in 1979
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 57° / Set in 1972